|Origin||It was originated from a dense brick reinforced in order to increase the strength of bricks in ancient Egypt.|
|1940s||Development of glass fiber composite material.
Beginning of Fiber Reinforcement Plastic(FRP) industry.
|1960s||Development of Kevlar fiber that is rigid and light by Dupont.
Development of a variety of high-performance fibers. (Boron, SiC, Carbon, Alumina)
|1980s||Korean domestic production of carbon fiber.
Establishment of Korean Society for Composite Materials.
|2000s||Application in various fields such as aircraft, boats, bridges etc.|
|Multifunctional materials → various design
Resistance to metal fatigue, crack, breakdown
Easily molded to shape
Low coefficient of expansion
Simple manufacturing and assembly process → purchasing and other cost saving
Assemble by parts → Lower tooling costs
Possibility of automation
High strength and stiffness-to-weight ratio → fuel saving and long cruising range
Low modulus of elasticity
Low fire retardant or low resistance to flame
Slow forming speed
Complexity of design and analysis
Low strength on high temperature
Complex and expensive inspection
|Aerospace||Fuselage, Wing, Cab, Cabin, Interior panel, Space craft etc.|
|Automobile||Car body, Tire Cord, Airbag, Seatbelt, Head Liner, Door trim, etc.|
|Train||Front region, Cab, Cabin, Interior panel, Hood, Roof etc.|
|Ship or Vessel||Body, Cab, Cabin, Interior panel, Anchor, Rubber boat etc.|